Election season is upon us and University City Patch is gearing up to bring you the best local election coverage possible.
Local elections are Tuesday, April 2.
There is no election for City of University City offices this year, but there is quite a race for seats on the School District of University City Board of Education. There are four candidates on the ballot for two open seats on the board.
The candidates are, in order of filing:
- Maria Chappelle-Nadal, incumbent
- Tom Peters, incumbent
- Edward McCarthy, challenger
- Edward Propst, challenger
Voters will also decide whether to approve Prop U, a $19.4 million bond issue that is expected to not raise the district's tax levy.
As we prepare to interview the candidates, U City Patch wants to know what issues are on the minds of voters. If you were asking the questions, what would you ask?
Is there a hot button issue which you would like to hear a candidate's opinion? Do you have general questions you would like to see all candidates answer or do you have specific questions for certain candidates?
Add your questions to the comment section at the bottom of this story and Patch will include them in our candidate questionaire. Please ask questions that are on point and deal with the issues — this is not a forum for personal attacks on one candidate or a specific issue.
This is your election University City — what information do you need before heading into the voting booth?
Patch is inviting all local candidates for city council and school board to blog on the University City Patch site. If candidates choose to participate, their blogs will appear under Local Voices on the Patch site.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal already blogs on the site. Her blogs can be found here.
These blogs are the opinions of the candidates and the content is owned by them. Patch reviews posts for spelling and grammar — we do not and will not edit for content. Blog posts are done at will by the blogger and can be written as often or infrequently as the blogger chooses.
Patch is providing a platform. We hope that this spurs open discussion and increased awareness. Please remember to keep comments cordial and on point.